coal ash pollution Articles

  • Legal lookout: EPA responds to coal ash release

    Once again, it took a major catastrophe to wake up industry and regulators to a problem that should have been addressed long ago. Dec. 22, 2008, was a nightmare for federal and state regulators, electrical utilities, and most particularly the residents of Kingston, Tenn. On this day, approximately 5.4 million cubic yards (or 1.1 billion gallons) of coal ash from the Tennessee Valley Authority ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Coal Mining and Production Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • EPA targets electric utilities - the agency steps up efforts to manage coal ash damage

    Approximately 5.4 million cubic yards, or 1.1 billion gallons, of coal ash from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plant near Knoxville, Tenn., in December 2008 flooded some 300 acres of land, damaging property, polluting waterways, and killing fish. TVA will likely spend more than $500 million and perhaps as much as $1 billion dollars on the cleanup, says the U.S. Environmental Protection ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Review of coal as a promising source of lithium

    Coals are a major source of pollution in certain parts of the world due to mining, coal combustion, and disposal of fly ash. The recovery of valuable rare metals from coals or coal–processing byproducts is a promising way to utilise these traditional resources economically, efficiently and in an environmentally friendly way. Lithium, a highly interesting metal, has been found dispersed and even ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Coal-fired power on the way out?

    The past two years have witnessed the emergence of a powerful movement opposing the construction of new coal-fired power plants in the United States. Initially led by environmental groups, both national and local, it has since been joined by prominent national political leaders and many state governors. The principal reason for opposing coal plants is that they are changing the earth’s climate. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Environment impact from ash disposal of the thermal power plant 'Kosova A'

    Mining activities impact on environment is as old as these activities themselves. It is estimated that thermal power plants in Kosova produce about 1.6 million tons of ash per year, and all ash produced is disposed as waste material. The main problems for environment pollution are the ash dumps containing more than 40 million tons of ash cover about 150 ha of land. The ash dumps sites of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Removal of carbamazepine from aqueous solution by adsorption on fly ash-amended soil

    Carbamazepine (CBZ), nonbiodegradable pharmaceutical residue, has become an emerging pollutant in several aquatic environments. The effectiveness of the mixture of soil and fly ash (FA) in adsorbing CBZ from aqueous solution has been studied as well as agitation time, FA content, initial CBZ concentration and desorption as a function of FA content. The adsorption kinetics fits a hyperbolic or ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pollutant emissions from modern incinerators

    Emissions of dioxins are mainly from incinerators, domestic and industrial coal combustion, and traffic. However, the major public concern and research effort are associated with the emissions of organic micropollutants from waste incinerators. This paper gives a brief overview of the more recent research and development for the removal of dioxins and heavy metals from flue-gas streams. Special ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Inorganic contaminants attenuation in acid mine drainage by fly ash and its derivatives: column experiments

    Treatment of AMD with fly ash (FA) is a promising technology but solid residues (SR) generated in the process pose a disposal challenge. This study evaluates the suitability of the SR and SR, FA/ordinary Portland cement (OPC) blends for backfill in mine voids and in–situ treatment of AMD flows. The mitigation of AMD in a mine void was simulated by addition of simulated acid mine drainage ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sugar Manufacturing Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Cement Manufacturing Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Pulp and Paper Mills Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Thermal Power - Guidelines for New Plants Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • The use of thermal plasma technology for treating air pollution control residues

    Energy from waste (EFW) is an exciting industry to be in right now in the UK. As pointed out by Euston Ling and Dr. Adam Read's article "The Shifting Landscape for Renewable Energy in the UK" {Waste Advantage Magazine, June 2011), the EFW capacity in the UK is set to grow strongly in the next 10 years, with some commentators predicting a three-fold increase in EFW capacity from the current 4 ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Recyclone MH System to Reduce Particulate Matter from a coal or palm shell BFB Boiler Flue Gas below 150mg/Nm3 - Case Study

    Foreword Advanced Cyclone Systems, S.A. (ACS) designed and supplied a Mechanical Recyclone (Recyclone MH) for Basuki Pratama Engineering. Basuki, based in Pulogadung (Jakarta, Indonesia) is the Indonesian leading producer of non-polluting high efficiency steam boilers, as well as thermal oil heaters using fluidized bed combustor or chaingrate stoker. The installed ...

  • Treatment of Arsenic Contaminated Industrial Wastewaters

    Arsenic in industrial wastewater effluents is attracting greater regulatory attention. Depending on factors such as total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) discharge permit levels for arsenic may even be less than the drinking water standard of 10 µg/L. One of the industries affected by stringent arsenic discharge limits is coal-fired power ...

  • Biomass briquetting plant Through save environment

    RICO is leading manufacturer of briquetting plant.Briquetting plant through we can make briquettes which are eco-freindly and does not make pollution when it burns. Briquetting plant manufacturer present this letest technique to prevent pollution.Briquettes are alson known as white coal due to its eco-freindly feature. All ...


    By RICO Briquetting Plant

  • Characterisation for some emission sources in CMB calculation for Mae Moh area, Thailand

    Particulate samples of agricultural waste burning, straw burning, forest leaf burning, heavy duty truck emission, paved road dust, soil, agricultural soil, coal, electrostatic precipitator ash, and emission from stack power plant were collected from the Mae Moh area. Chemical compositions of sampling filters were analysed to determine the particulate matter source profiles. The analysis included ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Document shows power plant guidelines rule significantly altered in White House review

    An Environmental Protection Agency rule proposed in June to regulate discharges of toxic pollutants from power plants was significantly altered during White House review to include additional regulatory options for industry, an EPA document shows. The newly added options are generally seen as less stringent than the initial EPA ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Resource Conservation Challenge: Update

    Resource Conservation Challenge: An Overview Launched in 2002, the Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC) implements Congress’ charge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Pollution Prevention Act to prevent pollution and conserve natural resources and energy by managing materials more efficiently. The RCC is a national ...

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